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by ronrem
Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which miditower case for a DAW computer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: Which miditower case for a DAW computer?

Best? Make one with 3/4 " particle board,as if building a speaker cab. Have QUIET components, not an overkill of power.look at ONE BIG low RPM fan where the soundwaves are deflected. SSD drives are silent and can handle your OS and software. You can use an external eSATA drive as mass storage. That ...
by ronrem
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: fanless products
Replies: 13
Views: 8935

Re: fanless products

it was and is quite possible to put a Ninja on a Sempron 140 with an SSD and have a silent puter with no moving parts. Some have managed it with dual core chips undervolted a bit. Now? AMD just put out their Fusion chips. The lightweight 19 W versions can easily run fanless. Zotec has an ITX board w...
by ronrem
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My comments on Silverstone ST30NF fanless PSU
Replies: 31
Views: 55658

rather odd..... The POINT of a fanless system,where one pays more for the fanlessness...should be to have a whole system operate with...say...ONE fan ..TOTAL. One mentioned above.....put the fanless PSU IN THE CASE......and below the mobo. Awww. You want it OUTSIDE the main chamber with rather open ...
by ronrem
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My comments on Silverstone ST30NF fanless PSU
Replies: 31
Views: 55658

rather odd..... The POINT of a fanless system,where one pays more for the fanlessness...should be to have a whole system operate with...say...ONE fan ..TOTAL. One mentioned above.....put the fanless PSU IN THE CASE......and below the mobo. Awww. You want it OUTSIDE the main chamber with rather open ...
by ronrem
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive CPU cooling
Replies: 28
Views: 5688

Seems you might benefit more from a cooler quieter passive vid card. Those little high rpm fans make more noise than a low RPM 200 mm,which if set under 500 rpm is a very effective air mover,and quiet enough. You don't mention whether you have the CPU or anything overclocked. Trying to get a max pow...
by ronrem
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do AM2, AM2+ and AM3 all use the same heatsink mounting?
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Some do not list as doing AM 3 though they list fitting AM2...the well known Ninja being one case.

MIGHT work....but I like it when the maker says it works...otherwise...it's on me if it does not.
by ronrem
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini & AMD Sempron 140
Replies: 11
Views: 3425

If you are going with a picoPSU, you can fit a Thermalright HR-01+ in the Q07 - but I don't think it will orientate the 'right' way in an AMD system. The Ninja Mini would be a good choice. I am thinking about doing something like that "Thermalright HR-01+ in the Q07". What do you mean "I don't thin...
by ronrem
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely passive VS Very low speed fans
Replies: 22
Views: 11111

RalfHutter wrote: 8 fans? That's sure a butt-load. I'd vote 2 meters at least. 2 or 3 fans would probably do a bang-up job on the vast majority of systems, and would (of course) be orders of magnitude quieter. Yes 8 fans, but spinning at ~300 RPM ! I think that 2 fans @300RPM make much less noise t...
by ronrem
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "Front case fan" recirculates hot air?
Replies: 9
Views: 7214

im not big on front case fans myself, but i do make sure the case is going to path air properly when the lid is on. Putting my hand on the front vents of my 180 shows me there is allot of air being sucked in the front, but i have most of the extra vent holes on the back and top of the case sealed o...
by ronrem
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case fans for P-183 DAW build - which Noctua?
Replies: 7
Views: 3030

I just saw your Puter details in the sig...and it seems you already did the SSD and TB storage. If those RPMs are working..great.

Generally...however....I'd rather keep fans as far from my ear as I can. See what the temps are with no front fan,or both as rear exhaust.
by ronrem
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case fans for P-183 DAW build - which Noctua?
Replies: 7
Views: 3030

perhaps my first question...is why even have a heat making Vid card in a DAW? A DAW ought to focus on getting a silent background to deal with the details of the music. Too many folks think a DAW has to use a high power,high heat CPU. This is not so. You can do a lot with a midrange dual core....and...
by ronrem
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 40mm CPU cooler suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 6823

and of course a 120 that's both the case and CPU lone fan can be wired up as the CPU fan,even if you need to splice to extend the wires (not likely) The Scythe HS itself is gonna be efficient for it's size-which is a plus. Total passive is fun as a challenge but generally a small case needs some air...
by ronrem
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 40mm CPU cooler suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 6823

Thanks! I'll probably just pick up the Scythe and then see if there is a way to mount a big ban over the whole board. Looks like this board doesn't want to boot without a CPU fan, so I'll have to trick it to run passive. Just replacing the fan is probably my best short term step - especially in the...
by ronrem
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Yet another exposed heatpipe design: Sunbeam Core-Contact
Replies: 13
Views: 5479

Re: Yet another exposed heatpipe design: Sunbeam Core-Contac

What I don't know is why they don't just remove almost all the aluminum from between the heat pipes, and just have a very small sliver of aluminum between them (i..e less than .5mm), or none at all, and then you would be able to get 4 heat pipes to get contact with a IHS. Because then you run the r...
by ronrem
Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-128SE x Zipang x Noctua NH-C12P x other down-blowers
Replies: 20
Views: 5948

Seems to me the best config for a table type heatsink is to suck the heat out the side with a big door fan,probably with ducting. Then you'd want to somewhat ration + locate your inlets to get the cool air effectively delivered to the right spot. Starting with a big quad or a Prescott is sort of lik...
by ronrem
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case with a side window....
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

2 layers of acrylic or plexi with some spacing would transmit less sound Having less noise inside will mean there's less to contain. If it's a heatmaker and you rely on several fans,are getting HDD noise,Vid card noise..etc...then the window ain't so good. If you have a passive Ninja,passive vid car...
by ronrem
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm intake fan placement
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

Effective for what? I assume you sit in front of the computer. So....acoustically you want fans in the BACK,more distance,least direct sound path. If there's 2 120s at 800 forcing air OUT in the rear.....an equal volume of air will ENTER via whatever openings there are. You can PLAN where those open...
by ronrem
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with power supply at the base?
Replies: 17
Views: 5923

This is a perhaps wayward question for this forum, alas I dont know where else to ask where someone might know the answer: Is it possible that putting a PSU on the other bottom side of the motherboard might cause unexpected exposure to EMI and such and thereby cause problems? Foremost I am thinking...
by ronrem
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Breaking up soundwaves?
Replies: 11
Views: 8687

i should probably mention that the most advanced scientific course i took in college was physics.... for business majors. (that's what it was actually called!) so I am sorry for my noobishness on concepts of soundwaves. i kinda hoped they'd behave like electro-magnetic waves, which you can selectiv...
by ronrem
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest power Intel/AMD setup ?
Replies: 42
Views: 18392

The system in my sig (using onboard instead of the 7600GT) would idle at 41w, so with a lower power 2.5" drive and more efficient PSU this should be very doable. Also I wouldn't bother with a low-wattage CPU, you should be able to undervolt a normal one very well. And if your needs are modest-even ...
by ronrem
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Breaking up soundwaves?
Replies: 11
Views: 8687

"Breaking up soundwaves" is not what you're looking to do, actually. You're looking to block the noise. The metal mesh in a MW oven door also blocks the waves, it does not selectively pass some of it. Anything that lets airflow through will also let sound through -- air is the medium for sound. Bre...
by ronrem
Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Amd Sempron or Amd64 Le
Replies: 8
Views: 3779

Since the 90 nm Semprons set the pace for cool-quiet-cheap ...it's logical that the 65 nm versions are somewhat better. In terms of power...these do match up with the Bartons of not long ago at way less $ and while obviously better Wattage draw-heat output-quietness. Aside from the expense-bother of...
by ronrem
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There are silencers and then there are...
Replies: 11
Views: 6447

I figure with about 8 of those 10000 rpm fans you could do a puter that hovers in the middle of the room like a UFO. Very trippy....put lots of LEDs on it...scare the children. :P
by ronrem
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computing Chimney?
Replies: 43
Views: 18967

Re: Computing Chimney?

What is better than cooling a computer with just one fan? Cooling several computers with just one fan. ;) I'm sure I'm not the only one with more than one computer at/near my desk, and I've decided to take a holistic approach to cooling them. Basic concept: Wooden Chimney, approx 7 feet tall, ~14" ...
by ronrem
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 - Why ignore the top fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 5521

Where you park the case matters. If it's on the desktop,a lot of soundwaves get aimed above your ears. If it's low....but below a table or desk or ?,that also means a less direct path. Antecs with a bottom PSU benefit some by having a lot of exhaust near the hot parts. However...Antecs tend to have ...
by ronrem
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11535

I'd suggest putting feet on the case (rubber tipped) or a bottom chamber open to the rear- and have a fan,120 mm and 500 rpm,in the floor. Then you don't need the side hole. Furthur...using a Ninja on a Lima or Sparta single core 65nm may let you run the CPU cooler fanless. Noise from the fan/HDD wo...
by ronrem
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is it my idea or Penryn ---> Yorkifield TDP is really bad
Replies: 21
Views: 8055

Actually, its less about TDP because that is only an engineering number. The key is power draw at the wall. If you check that link you'll see the comparison at the wall of the penryn vs. clovertown. Penryn is slightly higher at idle, slightly lower at load. Definitely not the 30% number that people...
by ronrem
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WWII Online theme case
Replies: 23
Views: 11826

I gotta give a tip of the hat for the whole look and theme...a compass? Very quirky. Probably could have focused a bit more on the low noise,a "from scratch build gives a LOT of possibilities. I'd have probably tried to have some sort of B-17 nose art,a 40's pin up girl....might have even done the s...
by ronrem
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Are integrated graphics mobos more energy efficient?
Replies: 15
Views: 6495

The Combo of a T series Biostar 690 and a Brisbane 4000 is a whole lot of bang for the buck. Anything you COULD build 4-5 years ago...will be way less powerful and way less QUIET. Stick a Ninja on it...put a LONE...Slow case fan in and Kaboom...you got staste of the art SILENCE....and it's pathetica...
by ronrem
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Are integrated graphics mobos more energy efficient?
Replies: 15
Views: 6495

Thank you for assisting me! I do very much appreciate your time. I can only find two motherboads that have integrated Nvidia, AM2 socket, and S-video. BIOSTAR TA690G http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16813138057 BIOSTAR TForce TF7050-M2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductR...